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Dhaka to seek Delhi’s assurance of not using its territory against BD
Publish Date : 2014-09-18,  Publish Time : 12:38,  View Count : 36
Bangladesh will seek reassurance from India during the third Bangladesh-India Joint Consultative Commission (JCC) meeting to be held in New Delhi on Saturday that its territory will not be used against Bangladesh.

“Surely, India will also have to give us this assurance. We’ll surely seek it. Let me go there and discuss (it). I’ll tell you more once I get back home,” Foreign Minister AH Mahmood Ali told reporters at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport prior to his departure for New Delhi on Thursday.

He said Bangladesh also expects that India would not allow their soil against Bangladesh as Dhaka cleared its position about it. “I think it’s there. It’s understood. I’ll tell more once I get back home.”

At the first JCC, both Bangladesh and India reaffirmed their commitment that the territory of either side would not be allowed for activities inimical to the other, and resolved not to allow their respective territory to be used for training, sanctuary and other operations by domestic or foreign terrorist/militant and insurgent organisations and their operatives.

They also rejected extremism, violence and terrorism, and agreed to cooperate with each other proactively in combating these evils.

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